Hey, I wanted to get some good opinions, and first hand knowledge. I have seen things where many Soldiers and members of the Armed forces look down on regular civilians. Some are viewed as lazy slobs. I don't mean to start anything bad, but this worries me greatly. I tried to get into ROTC, and medical reasons stopped it. I have a tremendous respect for everybody in the Armed forces. However, most of my friends have successfully gotten into the military, and I feel left out. It depresses me greatly that I cannot be a part. I didn't want to stay a civilian, but I have to. Is there any respect in the civilian world, or is my failure to get into the military going to haunt me forever? Views are much appreciated.